Bronze Age round house
Travel back in time 4,000 years and experience life as it would have been for a family living in a roundhouse. With a focus particularly on sustainable development and using resources carefully, the children will dress up and take part in daily tasks such as cooking, pottery, digging, willow work and music-making.
They discover the energy that these tasks require and comparisons are made with similar processes today. The experience ends by sharing the group’s wonderful stories, dramas and pieces of music around the glowing embers of the fire.
Curriculum LinksENGLISH:Listening;Speaking;Group discussion and interaction CITIZENSHIP:Developing confidence and responsibility and making the most of their abilities;Preparing to play an active role as citizens HISTORY:Knowledge and understanding of events, people and changes in the past.Historical interpretation GEOGRAPHY:Knowledge and understanding of places, environmental change and sustainable development D&T:Working with tools, equipment, materials and components to make quality products.Knowledge and understanding of materials and components.
Learning OutcomesUnderstand and appreciate how life might have been 4000 years ago Look for evidence of the past, question, listen and discuss Develop some of the skills children would have learnt from their family Be able to discuss the sustainable issues of waste management, renewable energy and materials Be patient in their practice of new skills. Consider where products come from and what happens to them after use